Markieff Morris Returns to Mavs on Three-Year Deal

Markieff Morris in 2012
Markieff Morris in 2012. Image by Mwinog2777/Wikipedia

Markieff Morris will return to the Dallas Mavericks after agreeing to a contract with the team, ESPN confirmed late on Saturday. Morris was a part of the deal in February that saw Kyrie Irving arrive in Dallas from the Brooklyn Nets.

Having arrived from the Lakers, Morris’s decision to play for Dallas comes two months after Irving decided to remain with the Mavs on a three-year, $120 million contract. Since his return to Dallas, Morris has been used occasionally, averaging 4.5 points in 8.8 minutes per game in his second tenure with the team.

The power forward’s game time will depend heavily on the roles given to fellow trade acquisitions Grant Williams and Richaun Holmes, as well as those of draft picks Dereck Lively II and Olivier-Maxence Prosper. Morris will nonetheless prove to be a wealthy source of experience, having won the 2020 NBA Championship with the Lakers.

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